HP To Boost Efficiency Of MoD
HP Enterprise Services has signed a three-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Under the deal, which was worth $21 million (£13.4 million), the printer manufacturer will offer support, solutions and maintenance to the government department.
Part of printer company HP job will be to fix or replace any hardware that breaks, such as printers, display screens and keyboards.
It will also operate a UK Call Centre, which offers 24/7 support to MoD staff, enabling IT problems to be resolved quickly.
"HP will help the MoD meet our commitments to government efficiency while minimising complexity," said Paul Beavin, head of the ICT procurement team at the MoD.
He went on to suggest that HP could go on to sign further contracts with other government departments.
Last month, HP business manager Roger Stabler told Printweek that more and more digital colour printing is being done in the UK, rather than abroad, which is good news for British book printers.
Posted by Johnny McMaster.